Integral Yoga organizations
Integral Yoga organizations in the USA are groups of people organized around a common purpose such as fund-raising, networking, distribution of information, sales and services, grant giving, or hosting travelers. (Please note that there is no central authority or organization in the Integral Yoga.)
Auromère Books and Ayurvedic Imports
Golden Bridge Publications
2621 West Highway 12, Lodi, CA 95242
Auromère is owned and operated by Sri Aurobindo Sadhana Peetham and our work is carried out by the Ashram members as part of their daily sadhana. Auromère imports and distributes books by Sri Aurobindo, the Mother, and their disciples, though we also stock other classical Indian literature, books on Ayurveda, natural healthcare, children’s books from India, cassettes and CDs of Indian music and sacred chanting, and photos of Mother and Sri Aurobindo.
Auromère additionally imports and distributes incense and Ayurvedic products from Pondicherry and other parts of India, including natural and cruelty-free toothpaste, mouthwash, soap, massage oil, shampoo, rejuvenating mudbath, neem balm, and lotion.
Golden Bridge Publications is a related venture that seeks to bring people in touch with the spiritual vibrations and beauty of flowers by creating and publishing especially lovely gift books, greeting cards, and calendars that feature exquisite and mystical flower photography and quotations.
The proceeds from Auromère and Golden Bridge Publications primarily support the maintenance, growth, and work of Sri Aurobindo Sadhana Peetham in Lodi, California, but also Auroville and other Sri Aurobindo centers in the U.S. and an Integral School in rural India.
Auroville International USA (AVI USA)
P.O. Box 188158, Sacramento, CA 95818
Auroville International USA is a group of people in love with Auroville, a unique township in South India inspired by a remarkable vision of the future for humanity and for the earth. To support Auroville’s development, we work together to bring Auroville to the attention of sympathetic people and institutions. We publish a newsletter called Connect and an occasional emailed newsletter, eVolve.
Since our beginnings in 1971, we have evolved into an educational nonprofit organization managed by a board of directors. Our organization is one member of an umbrella group, Auroville International, that supports Auroville in many countries around the world.
Our purpose is to support the projects and development of Auroville, which is the first attempt anywhere to create a universal town where men and women of all countries can live together in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics, and all nationalities. Besides channeling funds, we help those who want to visit or settle in Auroville. We think people want to know that there is a place like this on earth. And we hope you are inspired to collaborate with us.
Sri Aurobindo Association
2715 W. Kettleman Lane Suite 203-174, Lodi, CA 95242
The Sri Aurobindo Association is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization whose purpose is to assist groups and individuals devoted to the realization of the spiritual vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.
We distribute information about Sri Aurobindo, the Mother, and Integral Yoga; publish the journal Collaboration; and host the aurobindo.org and collaboration.org discussion groups and email lists.
We also support the annual AUM (All-USA Meeting) and other gatherings related to Integral Yoga, as well as projects related to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville, and Integral Yoga in America. Additionally, we forward donations to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville.
The Sri Aurobindo Association facilitates collaboration and cooperation in the Integral Yoga community, but does not represent that community as any kind of authority
Auroville Information Office
1218 Wittenberg Rd, Mt. Tremper, NY 12457
The Auroville Information Office is the East Coast branch of Auroville International USA. Our special focuses are on the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture and the Nakashima Sacred Peace Table. Cultural programs, fundraising, and talks on Auroville are part of our regular activities.
A storefront, “Pondicherry,” on the Woodstock Village Green serves as an outlet for Auroville handicrafts. Videos, CDs, booklets and other information on Auroville are available, as well as subscriptions to Auroville Today, a monthly newspaper with high-quality articles and photographs.
1218 Wittenberg Rd, Mt. Tremper, NY 12457
Julian and Wendy Lines • 845-679-8322
Matagiri has a bookstore with most Sri Aurobindo and Mother titles, along with many rare and out-of-print items. The bookstore is open from 9:00 am–4:00 pm daily, but please call before coming.
Pondicherry & Gentle Hatha Yoga
12 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498
Julian and Wendy Lines • 845-679-2926 • Toll-free for orders: 800-815-1969
Pondicherry carries Sri Aurobindo Ashram incense and many handicrafts from Auroville. Wendy teaches hatha yoga in Mt. Tremper. For her schedule please call 845-679-5358.
Aurovision, Om Music, Yoga Bharati
3308 Norwich Dr., Richardson, TX 75082
Aurovision, Inc., publishes books and mantra/music CDs by Arun Amin as well as hatha yoga videos by Bharati Amin. Proceeds support the work of the Center of Harmonies in Richardson, TX.
Lotus Press, InterNatural, Lotus Brands, Auroma International
P.O. Box 325, Twin Lakes, WI 53181
Lotus Press is the publishing arm of the Wilmot Center. Lotus Press publishes the U.S. editions of the main writings of Sri Aurobindo as well as books in the fields of Ayurveda and Reiki and acts as an importer for the Indian editions of the writings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Lotus Press maintains its catalog on its fully searchable website and publishes a 48-page annotated color catalog which it provides free of charge by mail.
InterNatural is the retail mail-order arm of the center. InterNatural offers an Internet shopping site featuring books and thousands of products in the field of alternative health, wellness, and spirituality.
Lotus Brands is the importing and manufacturing arm of the center. It acts as an importer and distributor for products from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram such as Sri Aurobindo Ashram Incense and Pondicherry Incense. Lotus Brands also is the manufacturer of a large selection of natural health and wellness products, currently offering in excess of 20 nationally recognized brands and more than 1,000 products.
Auroma International is another importing arm of the center, acting as the exclusive North American importer and distributor of Auroshikha “True to Nature” incense products from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, as it has done for more than 20 years. Auroma is also a major supplier of Ayurvedic products including the Herbal Vedic and Chandrika product brands.
Lotus Light Wholesale Distribution is a major supplier of alternative health and wellness products in the natural products industry, with a catalog of more than 12,000 unique products. Lotus Light gets products and books from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram into the marketplace through wholesale distribution to stores.
Foundation for World Education
The Foundation for World Education (FWE) allocates annual grants through disbursement from its endowment. We invite applications from individuals, programs, and groups acting under the auspices of an incorporated nonprofit organization that shares the vision of a transformed world envisioned by Sri Aurobindo and Mother. FWE provides a continuous stream of funding for projects in Auroville, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, centers in the USA, and individuals here and abroad.
FWE holds an annual meeting in February focused on grant giving. Grants for any given year must be submitted by January 7 to be considered in the meeting. For full details regarding applications, please visit our website.
Since grant requests keep growing, FWE is able to fund only a portion of the worthy projects that are considered each year. Therefore, it seeks to grow in its ability to give grants by increasing the endowment. We welcome donations, bequests, long-term giving, and tax-advantaged estate planning. We also welcome the establishment of designated funds for areas of special interest. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation. Join us on the path, funding conscious evolution.
Aurohost is a new website that facilitates personal connections between members of the Auro community. Its purpose is to provide a semi-secure way for Auro travelers to plan their journeys by connecting with Aurohosts in order to stay with them in their homes for short periods of time. The larger purpose is to foster relationships among Auroville-related individuals throughout the world.
As an Auro traveler admitted to the membership database, you would be able to select a country or countries and search for hosts as you plan your travels. It would then be up to you to initiate contact through email and arrange your stay if the host is agreeable and available for your visit.
Your host is expected to provide you with bed and breakfast. In most cases s/he will want to engage with you and offer other opportunities; but it may be that s/he has restricted time because of work or other commitments. Your host is expected to house you for a minimum of two days so you should only stay longer if it’s clear that s/he wants you.
The Aurohost experience is meant to connect people in a meaningful way, widening our circles within the network of Auroville, Sri Aurobindo, and the Mother. To sign up for Aurohost, go to the website at aurohost.org